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Originally posted by jtma508
No question that 'letter' is just a fabricated piece of propaganda. There have been several versions floating around for years. Check Snopes. Of course, pointing that out to the thread trolls went right over their heads. Why let facts get in the way of good solid personal prejudices? We're screwed, face it. They've wrested complete control of the country and to a large extent the global economy. And there are enough shoeple out there buying the fear-and-loathing story that they will continue to run rooughshod over the rest of us until we are eventually forced to hunt them down, one-by-one, hiding in storm drains.
It's not about taxing the rich. It's not about 'redistribution of wealth'. It's about having one set of rules for everyone. A level economic playing field that encourages and not squashes competition. It's a system that requires some responsibility to the general good of the country and not a singular focus on profits and the bottom line. These businesses built their fortunes on the backs of workers we all paid to educate; on roads, fire, police, etc. that we pay for.
The wealthy elite are absolutley no different than people like Kadafi. They see themselves as a completely different breed. They truly believe they are entitled to their lifestyles and whatever they need to do to maintain and extend it --- at any cost. They believe that they are inherrently different and superior to us. And that is what allows them to do the things they do without any guilt or conscience. That either changes or it will end very badly. The writing, as they say, is on the wall. I hope they can read.
Originally posted by zarp3333
I would love to see what would happen if there were 10,000,000 peaceful protesters surrounding Capitol Hill blocking all roads and access to the House and Senate. Those greasy pols and their $5,000 toupees must be made aware just how small and impotent they truly are when surrounded by the millions of citizens they have sworn to protect yet continue to screw on a daily basis with no more a thought than the flush of the toilet after their daily constitutional.
Originally posted by dizzie56
Im willing to bet that for the most part, these answers are no.
Originally posted by theclutch
can someone post the "leter from a boss" I'm not sure what your talking about.
op your words do ring true. here in canada farmers do the same thing. you have a trucking business and a farm. If you make to much trucking, then you buy a new tractor for the farm so you pay almost no tax. if the farm makes to much money then it buys the truck new tires or trailer or a new truck. same idea in a smaller way!
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
That's the payoff. When you're a small business owner or an employee in a large business and crack the 200K ceiling, congratulations. But it's time to stop crying poverty and hardship. You're earning as much as six average families.
Originally posted by gamesmaster63
reply to post by dizzie56
Small business owners are not the only ones that sacrifice.
Yes, not only am I willing to do all of those things, I have done most of them. I have worked 80-100 hours a week just to keep my family afloat. I have sacrificed weekends and holidays so that I could pay my family's medical bills. I have worked 340 days straight because it needed to be done.
At 30 years old, I was working one full-time job, one part-time job, and going to school full-time. My nights were for homework and the occasional nap.
One more thing, the fair or flat tax concept simply means that everyone pays the same percentage on their earnings, thus treatly fairly. Herman Cain proposes 999, 9% income tax, 9% corporate tax, and 9% national sales tax, the only portion of this I do not agree with is the sales tax. I, as a wage earner, would be paying less with this program, then the present approximately 18% that I now pay.
Originally posted by dizzie56
better your hopes of making a bottom line?
How about sacrificing your weekends to put in that extra bit of work that needs to be done, are you willing to give those up?
Most small businesses make over $200,000 a year. When you increase their taxes they have to lay off people or cut their pay or most likely both to make up for the difference and be somewhat viable. Also, most small businesses put away most of the profit they earn for the future, i.e. those times when its dead slow at work and nothing is really happening, yeah, the company is loosing money keeping you there. Not everybody, actually most small businesses, dont get lucky like G.E. and not have to pay taxes period on their profits. Most people do try to not have to pay as much when they own a company, but so do you, dont you? Im willing to bet many people here on this thread take as many deductions as they can so they can either pay less or get a fatter check
at the end of the year back from the gov.
P.S. Its 10:15 here in FL and im about to get caught up on more work instead of going to bed so that my families company can keep going and make a profit for us all the while employing about 100 people who otherwise would be S.O.L. for a while without a job (not many people are hiring in the construction industry).
What are other 30 year olds doing at 10:00 on a friday night for the most part? Probably out having some fun and spending some of their hard earned money, I know most of my friends are.